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7 Things that were helpful to me in my job search/unemployment

I realize that my “How to get 9 interviews in 4 days” post may not have been the most helpful to job seekers, since I think it may have been a bit of a fluke and good timing. But I … Continue reading

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How to make a great first impression with a job candidate: part 2

As you read in my last post, I’ve been getting contacted by a lot of recruiters about potential jobs. Some of the recruiters are good, some of them… aren’t. This is part two of what happened with the recruiter I’m … Continue reading

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A telephonic invasion. I’m planning my escape…

Little (maybe) known fact about me: I don’t want to be glued to my phone. Until recently, the only sound I had set up on it was for a phone call. (I just turned on a sound for emails and … Continue reading

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Things are gonna change; I can feel it.

I’ve been job searching off and on for the past four months. I’ve done the daily rounds of checking various job boards, applying to a few jobs here and there through annoying online systems, and emailing cover letters and resumes … Continue reading

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Inbox Vigilance

Shortly before I left my last job, my company switched from corporate Gmail to Outlook for its email. I was really upset about it, and even (sort-of jokingly) said that I might quit over it (and when I was laid … Continue reading

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A lesson in SEO…

Wow. In my blogging class, we talked about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and how it can be a great way to drive traffic to your blog. It’s all about using certain words that people frequently type into search engines, so … Continue reading

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Using Twitter for evil- or documenting an old man’s thoughts?

A few days ago, I read an article about an unusual Twitter account called “@OldManSearch.” Someone who is likely trying to piggyback off of the success of @ShitMyDadSays created a Twitter account for his 81-year-old father. But he didn’t explain … Continue reading

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